Mao Will Be Fit For 2016 Poll – Mbidde

BEDRIDDEN: DP President Norbert Mao.
BEDRIDDEN: DP President Norbert Mao.

Uganda’s opposition Democratic Party leaders have said that they expected their bed ridden President Norbert Mao to be out of hospital in at least two weeks.

Norbert Mao is currently admitted in Nairobi Hospital in the Kenyan capital. He is reportedly receiving treatment for Pneumonia.

DP legal advisor Fred Mbidde said a delegation from the party had been able to visit Mao who has been hospitalised for two weeks now.

Mbidde said the DP delegation had been able to see and chat with their leader who they also observed eating a meal on his own.

Mao had to be airlifted from Gulu to Nairobi Hospital two weeks ago in critical condition.

Last week, Deputy Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Jacob Oulanyah had to dismiss rumours on the floor of parliament that Mao had died.

Mbidde said that Mao is expected to make a full recovery and be able to represent the party in the 2016 presidential elections.

MP Susan Namaganda of Bukomansimbi confessed that Mao’s hospitalisation had caused alarm in the rank and file of the party.

Namaganda said that Mao was critical to reconciliation meetings taking place between the party’s many factions. His illness had brought the process to a near halt. Mao was expected in Bukomansimbi and Kyanamukaka Sub County but failed to appear because of his illness.

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